Farmer’s Market

Saturday morning is the Farmer’s Market in downtown Knoxville. The Farmers Market here in Knoxville started in 2004, but didn’t get a whole lot of attention until the last couple years. Now, the downtown Square and surrounding streets is full of heaping piles of lettuce, fresh local meats, and crafts – and, of course, booth – to – booth people.

There’s a Farmers Market in Madison when I’m at school, but they are always Saturday mornings and I am typically asleep. During the summer at home, there’s no excuse for not getting downtown and looking around on Saturday mornings. I’m trying to learn how to cook a little bit this summer, and the Farmers Market definitely makes me more excited to buy good ingredients and try out new recipes.

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Who knew there were so many varieties of lettuce?

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This cheery little old man was playing the saw on the square while we were there. Despite living in the south, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone play the saw before. It kinda sounds like weird, screechy singing? But it’s kind of pretty, and definitely unusual.

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This picture was taken in front of a little local bookstore downtown. That’s one nice thing about the Farmers Market being in such a central location – it increases the business for the shops around downtown and brings people out for a Saturday lunch at the restaurants on the square, as well. Every where was super busy.

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Checkin’ out local honey!

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